The Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences and Technology (Urdu: (وفاقی اردو یونیورسٹی (وفاقی جامعہ اردو) is a coeducational public university with its main campus located on University Road in Gulshan Town, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It has two satellite campuses; Abdul Haq Campus at Baba-e-Urdu Road, Karachi and Islamabad Campus near Zero Point, Islamabad. Approximately 13,500 students are pursuing degrees primarily in technical fields, such as electrical engineering, computer science, Urdu, management science and economics.
Urdu College was first established by Baba-e-Urdu Maulvi Abdul Haq in 1949. Then this college was given the status of a University in 2002. The Federal Urdu University was established on 13 November 2002 by presidential order, and is the first university in Pakistan to teach primarily in the Urdu language. It was established by merging the Federal Urdu Arts College and the Federal Urdu Science College, both in Karachi. President Pervez Musharraf was the university's first chancellor. Currently President Asif Ali Zardari and Professor Muhammad Qaiser are the chancellor and vice-chancellor of the university respectively.
Campuses and departments
The Federal Urdu University comprises three campuses and a number of departments:
- Abdul Haq Campus at Baba-e-Urdu Road, Karachi (previously known as Federal Urdu Arts College)
- Gulshan Campus at University Road, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi (previously known as Federal Urdu Science College)
- Islamabad campus, Sector G-7/1, near Zero point, Islamabad (established in 2003)